There are reasons why a city should support a facility that serves as a major entertainment and meeting venue.
Wasatch cities compare favorably to many other cities for year-round particulate and ozone levels. But more can be done to reduce some of the worst air quality in the country during those brief... Read more »
Utah's unique historical narrative reminds us of the influence of good women who create healthy and vibrant societies and communities in sometimes inhospitable places. Read more »
When considering the scriptural justification for corporal punishment, it would also be wise to consider whether or not this punishment method produces its desired results. Read more »
Bennett, who died Wednesday at age 82, was exactly the type of politician so many people say they long for, and exactly the type so many in today’s polarized political atmosphere love to... Read more »
The recent hearing by a House oversight committee on the perceived failure of the Obama administration to deport tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants with criminal records evoked... Read more »
What tends to be lost in the political debate over trade is that the U.S. economy, for better or worse, is inextricably linked to the global economy. On balance, the economic advantages of... Read more »
Not all the causes of income inequality are economic in nature. New research is helping us understand and deal with some of the social factors that can help reduce the equality gap. Read more »
The results of the recent caucus and convention system raise a legitimate question about whether this system will remain relevant as time goes on. Read more »
While Sabbath day observance has declined as an act of religious faith, the idea of taking a break from work on a regular basis continues to resonate with a majority of Americans. Read more »
Utah is now frequently mentioned as a place of high achievement in medical research in the same category of institutions long regarded as leaders in the field. Read more »
No one should deny the fundamental truth that the civilized world has an obligation to aid innocent families who are being hunted down, killed, tortured and sexually abused merely because of their... Read more »
The reason there are such strict rules surrounding public officials receiving gifts is that demonstrating a direct linkage between what a government official does and why they do it is... Read more »
People on either side of the tax debate want a tax system that is fair and equitable, but the complicated nature of the overall system makes it more difficult to determine what a fair system would... Read more »
The truth of the governor’s words can be found in the broken lives and ruined families left in pornography’s wake. Read more »
Let other nations honor who they will on their currency; Tubman’s place on the $20 bill will stand as a testament to the indomitable will of so many who have made this nation great. It will... Read more »
The chances of a magnitude 5.0 quake are 93 percent. This could happen today, next week or years from now, but it will happen. Read more »
Overreaction is never the basis for good policy, but in the case of Zika, it is perplexing that the emergence of a worldwide pandemic has not generated a louder public dialogue, especially in a... Read more »
The West Valley Police Department's new protocol for interviewing sexual assault victims is producing "unprecedented" success. What amounts to an institutional attitude adjustment has greatly... Read more »
Education leaders in Utah have embraced the value of giving local schools more flexibility in designing classroom plans. Read more »
To call Common Core “education through Washington, D.C.,” one has to ignore that the federal government was neither the instigator nor the implementer of the Common Core standards. Read more »
Saudi Arabia contains many troubling elements and competing forces, but it is an important strategic and diplomatic ally in a troubled region. Read more »
The Flint, Michigan, water experience reminds us of the importance of healthy tap water. The Beehive State is acting early to prevent a similar crisis in Utah. An old and aging water infrastructure... Read more »
While compared to most economies, the American economy looks stellar, America remains tightly linked with the health of the global economy. The IMF warns that a negative surprise or two could... Read more »
The Leonardo's new exhibit adds to the broad-based effort in Utah to assist refugees. It puts a human face to the refugee crisis by telling individual stories of refugees' struggles in an often... Read more »
Pursuing a course aimed at changing a foreign government without planning for what replaces it can be catastrophic. We are all now suffering a plague of immense instability across a broad swath of... Read more »
It also is becoming increasingly evident that Mitt Romney was correct when, as the Republican nominee for president in 2012, he identified Russia as the No.1 geopolitical foe of the United States. Read more »
We expect there will be a reckoning in the Legislature about this particular incident, but there also ought to be a broader inquiry as to whether any other extensions of state government are also... Read more »
The California project has always seemed to be premised on shaky ground, and now, that ground is even less steady. Read more »
In our opinion: TV rating systems must reflect impact of witnessing violence on children’s mental health
Current rating systems for entertainment media violence are largely based on whether content is offensive to adults, rather than whether content is harmful to children. New research highlights the... Read more »
The next five to 10 years could change the landscape of cyber security threats around the world. Efforts to ensure law enforcement's access to "bad guy" data could substantially reduce the security... Read more »
The discrepancy in total wages between state-government-owned and local-government-owned education entities in Utah exposes a deep conflict in educational emphasis in the state. Utah has much to... Read more »
The Panama Papers point out the difficulty in keeping secrets in a digital world. They raise intriguing questions about privacy and transparency, but we still have a long way to go before we find... Read more »
It would be good for Americans to ask their politicians what they intend to do about the growing demands on Medicaid resources for nursing care and the desires of many to remain in their homes as... Read more »
Utah's tradition of generous charitable giving produces a direct pay back in the form of a healthier community that works to provide a safety net for those who must rely on the good will of their... Read more »
The initiative runs in stark contrast to the narrative offered by political opportunists who argue, with more anecdote than fact, that immigrants take away jobs and create a drain on prosperity. Read more »
The American history of immigration — almost always carried out against the backdrop of overwrought worries over crime, foreign influence and the destruction of culture — offers... Read more »
Proposed new FCC rules could enable more flexible family entertainment options and fit them more easily into the household budget. Read more »
New technology and prescription processes show potential for reducing prescription drug misuse. It is time to take action to address this growing problem. Read more »
The TSA needs to demonstrate it is serious about addressing vulnerabilities and putting its resources where they will be most effective. A rogue flight attendant’s misadventures should be... Read more »
Rather than finding ways to prevent refugees from coming, every effort should be made to enhance the vetting process so that more can be resettled here. Those already here should be warmly welcomed... Read more »
In regions all across the country, jobs and the economy have been among the most pressing concern on the minds of citizens. This was true in Utah in both of the last two gubernatorial election years. Read more »
We are grateful the malevolent grasp of xenophobia afflicting other places has little presence here. It is heartening evidence that Utah remains a place respectful of diversity and religious freedom. Read more »
Even though it comes late, Kerry’s statement carries a lot of symbolic weight. The United States already has been engaged, together with its allies, in fighting ISIS. This gives added... Read more »
Religious liberty is one of America’s foundational freedoms, and legislation that significantly undermines the free exercise of religion, no matter how well-intentioned, should not be able to... Read more »
Nowhere in Christian faith is bright hope and deep conviction more evident than in relation to the events that are memorialized and commemorated as part of the Easter celebration. Read more »
The matter is incredibly complex, and politicians have been reluctant to delve into those complexities, which must be addressed before any long-term strategy can be employed. Read more »
In our opinion: The caucus results suggest that the general election dynamics in Utah could be different this time around
It’s encouraging to see Utah voters so engaged in the political process. It’s also refreshing to see so many presidential candidates paying attention to the Beehive State. Read more »
To win this struggle, the entire civilized world must learn to cling to its faith in the power of goodness, order, civil rights, human dignities, tolerance and compassion. Read more »
President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba has pushed along the forces of change that will hopefully, and perhaps imminently, result in a nearly full normalization of relations between two... Read more »
Utah is a basketball crazed state, a fact that often gets overlooked nationally. Read more »
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